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Stop press: further success

19 August 2020

A Level Results Day 2020 saw a string of fantastic results for our Sixth Form, which have now been further improved by the government’s decision to award teacher estimated grades. Almost 10% of our year group now receive an A*, while our pass rate rises to a fantastic 100%.

View our short A Level Results Day 2020 update video to hear some of our students talking about their university plans. 

Last Thursday, Westminster City School was celebrating a huge improvement on top grades and that all of Year 13 had applied to start university, with three students joining Cambridge or Oxford and a third of our cohort heading to prestigious Russell Group universities. 

However, while we were rejoicing, at a social distance, about outstanding individual results and strong performances across the year, there was uproar around the UK. It was widely reported in the media that many A Level results had been downgraded by the exams regulator and the government has now announced that all students will be awarded teachers’ estimates.

The government’s U-turn means Westminster City School’s Sixth Form results are now even more impressive with:
•    9% of students awarded A*
•    31% of students awarded A* or A
•    49% of students awarded A* to B
•    73% of students awarded A* to C
•    100% pass rate for Year 13

Of particular note include our updated results for:
•    A Level Mathematics, with 43% awarded A* or A and 57% awarded A* to B
•    A Level Chemistry, with 33% awarded A* or A and 49% awarded A* to B
•    A Level Biology, with 24% awarded A* or A
•    A Level Sociology, with all students awarded A* to C 

Ms Dennis, Head of Sixth Form, said: “I am so thrilled with the progress our students have made throughout their time in our Sixth Form. They have really demonstrated their vast array of strengths across A Levels in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. They have worked so hard and grown into a fantastic cohort of delightful young men and women.”

Mr Broughton, Headteacher, added: “The 2019-20 academic year will certainly go down in the history books. However, there has been much to celebrate at Westminster City School and I remain incredibly proud of the hard work of our students and staff, and the support given by families and our wider School community, at this challenging time. Despite the difficulties of the last few months, plus additional stress around A Level Results Day, to have 100% of students pass their A Levels and 100% of students apply to start university is incredibly good news.”

Mr Broughton is pictured with Victor, who will start his studies at the University of Oxford this autumn.

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